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    Greek Prime Minister George Papadopoulos--in a year-end speech Saturday (16 December)--announced that his army-backed government will continue to rule during 1973, and that no political or constitutional changes should be expected during this period.

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    Greek Prime Minister George Papadopoulos--in a year-end speech Saturday (16 December)--announced that his army-backed government will continue to rule during 1973, and that no political or constitutional changes should be expected during this period.

    While outlining the achievements of his Government in 1972 and setting targets for 1973, the Prime Minister also announced the partial lifting of martial law and procedural measures which may lead to the reduction of prison terms for about 250 political prisoners.

    The Prime Minister made his address before the Chamber of Deputies in Athens, flanked by his cabinet and the Secretaries General of the country's various Ministries. Among the audience were the leadership of the Greek armed forces, representatives of farmers, trade unions, industrialists, youth organisations and representatives of the Church.

    SYNOPSIS: In the Chamber of Deputies in Athens, Saturday, the Chief General of the Greek Army was joined by the representative of the Archbishop to await the arrival of Prime Minister George Papadopoulos. Also in the hall to hear the Prime Minister's year-end speech were representatives of government, labour and industrial groups.

    Anticipation was high as the Prime Minister entered. He and his army-backed Government have been in control of the country since 1967. Prime Minister Papadopoulos told the delegates that his Government would continue to rule the country during 1973, and that no political or constitutional changes should be expected during this period....
    While outlining the achievement of his Government in 1972 and setting goals for the coming year, he also announced the partial lifting of martial law--which has been in force in some parts of the country for over five years. He also indicated that new measures could mean the reduction of prison terms for about two-hundred and fifty political prisoners.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7PK5C1T6BHKGP5SXKZ457R503
    Media URN:
    VLVA7PK5C1T6BHKGP5SXKZ457R503
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/12/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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